Shock Focusing Phenomena

High Energy Density Phenomena and Dynamics of Converging Shocks

  • Nicholas Apazidis
  • Veronica Eliasson

Part of the Shock Wave and High Pressure Phenomena book series (SHOCKWAVE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Nicholas Apazidis, Veronica Eliasson
    Pages 1-7
  3. Nicholas Apazidis, Veronica Eliasson
    Pages 9-34
  4. Nicholas Apazidis, Veronica Eliasson
    Pages 35-143
  5. Nicholas Apazidis, Veronica Eliasson
    Pages 145-158

About this book


One of the main reasons for continuing interest in shock focusing is its ability to concentrate energy in a small volume and produce extreme temperatures and pressures in fluids in a controlled laboratory environment. The phenomenon of shock wave focusing leading to extreme conditions in fluids during micro- and nanosecond time intervals is a spectacular example of mechanics at small length and time scales revealing the major properties of shock dynamics including high-temperature gas phenomena. Production of high-energy concentrations in gases and fluids with star-like temperatures and extreme pressures by means of a stable imploding shock is of great interest not only in its own right but also because of the connection to a multitude of phenomena in nature, technology and medicine.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Nicholas Apazidis
    • 1
  • Veronica Eliasson
    • 2
  1. 1.MechanicsKTH-Royal Institute of TechnologyStockholmSweden
  2. 2.University of California, San DiegoLa JollaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-75864-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-75866-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2197-9529
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-9537
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